I created the three videos shown below while watching the Superbowl last night. It’s easy now to create talking “still pictures” using online software. I used Di-D.com’s software trial to make all three for free. I will purchase the base subscription, but please don’t take this as an endorsement. It is just the first one I tried and I liked how it worked. These are my pictures only because who else would agree to my shameless use of their likeness. By the way, I tried to use a famous person’s picture, just as an experiment, and Di-D.com would not permit that. Smart.
It is my hope that these AI generated videos will fulfill their intent and help persuade you to read my forthcoming blogs. They are inspired by one of my heroes, Socrates, and his immortal Analogy of the Cave. In that Dialogue he posed a timeless question, as relevant today as in Ancient Greece. What is real? What is not? I have been pondering Socrates’ thoughts and writings for many years. Still am. Take a minute, relax, and watch these short, fake videos made from three real photographs. They all appear to be me. But are they really?